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Artist in Residence – First days

Day 1 – Lynn came over from Victoria on my first day of the AiR. How perfect! We had a mini-SAORI kai and shared things that we had each been working on talked about some design and works-in-progress. We also did some planning for a Bengala Dye workshop coming up in August – in Victoria and on Salt Spring Island. We are just working out the details and I’ll announce it as soon as things are finalized.

We also talked about life, family, etc. while we had tea and gluten free raspberry muffins. Lynn brought a fabulous quinoa salad chock full of veggies for lunch. Wonder-full!

I also spent some time on this first day looking a warps that were still on inside sets as I’d like to finish all of these off – and start some new things. One that I pulled out was from 2011! Inspired by the Pics to Picks 2 challenge I had made another warp to try using a combination of wool and bamboo to get collapsed weave sections…

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Now I don’t have any of the yarns – so time to explore this in a new way!

I also took some photos of some of the flowers in bloom for inspiration…

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Day 2 – Today I started out by warping up a 100 x 20 metre SAORI black cotton warp for experimenting.

And then I gathered up all the bobbins in my studio that still had yarn on them…

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and started weaving.

The rest of my day was preparation for the Workshops on the Rock brochure launch party. Alan and I are both listed in the brochure of doing workshops and retreats. I took my loom with the Blossom Banner on it and invited people to try out SAORI weaving. I met lots of the other artists on the island as well as others that attended the event.

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Now off to the studio for Day 3…

Happy Weaving,
Terri

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My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

6 replies
  1. Tara and Eve Roblin
    Tara and Eve Roblin says:

    Happy Sunday Terri, All of Nature seems to be supporting you in this wonderful retreat process. Tara and I LOVE the photo of you…how can you get more beautiful?! As is her custom, Tara is weaving everyday, experimenting with different yarns and textures. She and Brittany made two gorgeous cushions yesterday. I’ll send the photos off to you later. Tara’s excited to see you on Tuesday and to continue her mentor-ship with Mars! Love, Eve and Tara

    • terri
      terri says:

      Thanks so much Eve & Tara – such beautiful days we are having!

      I look forward to seeing Tara’s cushions…

      Terri

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